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Cambodian-style garden deepening intl ties to open in Jinan
english.jinan.gov.cn2021-10-11

A Cambodian-style garden in Jinan, Shandong province is set to open to the public in this October, signifying the deepening of friendly cooperative ties between Jinan and Siem Reap province in Cambodia.

The garden exhibits Cambodian culture, civilization, art, and magnificent Khmer architecture from the Angkor period (802-1431). It also symbolizes the long-standing friendship between Siem Reap province and Jinan.

Covering an area of 256 square meters, the garden has a statue of the Goddess Apsara and eight lion statues.

The Apsara is made of sandstone, inspired by the style of Angkor Wat, and represents a celestial maiden. The eight lion statues are made of cement, following the style of Bayon, representing strength, bravery, as well as fearlessness that will protect and prevent any misfortune from entering the human realm.

Located in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap is the second largest province in the country. Its pillar industries are tourism, agriculture, and fishery. The province has 292 ancient temples, of which Angkor Wat is listed as one of the world's seven wonders by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Jinan signed the memorandum of friendship and cooperation with Siem Reap province in 2015. The two sides have since established cooperative ties in economic trade, agriculture, and education.

An artist rendering of the Cambodian style garden in Jinan, Shandong province [Photo/english.jinan.gov.cn]

Angkor Wat in Cambodia [Photo/english.jinan.gov.cn]

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